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Portland Harbor Natural Resource Trustee Council

When natural resources are injured by releases of hazardous substances or oil, laws such as the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the Oil Pollution Act empower natural resource Trustees to obtain compensation for harm to trust resources and to plan and carry out actions to restore injured resources through the NRDA process.

The Trustee Council currently consists of representatives of eight Trustees:


Study Area Map

Portland Harbor NRDA Study Area

Portland Harbor Site Location

The Portland Harbor Superfund study area extends from river mile 2 (between the Multnomah Channel and Columbia River) to river mile 11.8 (near the Broadway Bridge). Site history and background is described on the Damage Assessment Overview page.